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Drawing2Lisp_Converter Beginner School

As time permits, DMSS will be adding to this page.

Drafting To A Whole New Level!
Fast, Simple & Easy! The DansMark Way!

(IDE Added) 5-1-14
  A Custom IDE was added to Drawing2Lisp_Converter!
What a great addition to an already wonderful & powerful program!

  Now users can insert all the basic AutoLisp Functions directly into their converted code
(D2LC_Project-Code.lsp) by picking the "Function-Type", then the function they want to use.
(change/modify the function by adding whatever extra code you need before you insert it)
  Also the "Help" toggle shows users what each of the functions are used for.
And there's a Custom User code section available where users can save their code and re-use it at any time.
  Unlimited Custom User code!
This allows the user to create complicated code, save it, and use it at other times in different applications
without having to trying to figure out how to write it again!
  The IDE can also be used it conjunction with the VisualLisp console!
As functions are added VisualLisp also reads the updates to the changes automatically!
  All the code available in the Add-on Library will be accessible to the IDE environment too!
This means Drawing2Lisp_Converter is a tool for "unlimited code creation & modification"!

  You are now in the Members Area of the Drawing2Lisp_Converter School!
As a Member you can now download your copy of Drawing2Lisp_Converter if you haven't already done so.
Make sure you follow the installation instructions.

Download Files Below:
Only Members can see & download the files for the Drawing2Lisp_Converter tutorial(s) here.
The Drawing2Lisp_Converter_SetupKit.zip will have all files for the Sample #1 tutorial.
Please note... Tutorial files will only be displayed when logged-in as a Tutorial Member.

  This is the DMSS Programming School!
Here users will learn how to develop their own programming quick & easy!

The lessons Include:
1) Learning the Drawing2Lisp_Converter dialog Options.
2) Converting .dwg entities into .lsp code.
3) A quick look at the converted output code.
3) Creating data lists.
4) Adding user options.
5) Implementing Data Lists Into the Automation.
6) Adding Mathematical Formulas to the Code.
7) Executing Your New Program.
8) Explaining How to Create & Organize All Your Programs and Data.
10) Working Towards "The BIG PICTURE".

Check out the 3D capabilities of Drawing2Lisp_Converter!
Yes 3D!
  Users are not restricted to the 2D plane, 3D makes conversions virtually unlimited!
You can even convert objects in 2D, then do a little coding to extrude them in 3D and create fantastic 3D software!
It's unlimited in what Drawing2Lisp_Converter can help you accomplish!
(download the "Objects_in-Z-plane.dwg" above to convert the drawing yourself!)

This is the NEW Drawing2Lisp_Converter (D2LC) web-page!
Finished & Parametrically Linked Autolisp Code!

  D2LC's web-page explains what D2LC is and some of the functions involved.
Also, there are many video examples of the D2LC in action too!
(mostly older option #1 only videos, some will be updated with the "new parametrically-linked entities" video as time permits)

  This may be one of the greatest programs ever conceived in the history of AutoCAD! (You be the Judge!)
Now users can convert 2D AutoCAD drawings into AutoLisp programming code "on the fly"!
  Don't be fooled by the ignorant people on the internet that say it's no better than a block... What do they know?
Nothing! That's what!
Obviously they have a very narrow insight when it comes to another's work! (in other words... if they didn't write it, it's crap!)

  Drawing2Lisp_Converter produces "100% completed & parametrically linked programming code!"
Users can then modify their converted code to suit their needs, and DMSS will teach you how to do just that!
Now everyone will have the power of automation at their finger-tips!
And you won't have to rely on "help sites" to get your coding accomplished.

is not restricted to a single plane, objects that are in different elevations (+or- Z) are also converted exactly like they are in the original drawing that's being converted!
User's can add math functionality to move their Z-plane objects to NEW Design Spec. locations fast & easy!

School Started (4-1-14):
Grades 1-5 (beginner):

Grades 6-9 (intermediate):

Grades 10-12 (advanced):

1st Grade:

Lesson #0:
Learning some of the VisualLisp program environment.
  This lesson will show you the basic's of VisualLisp, and some of the error-checking functions.
If you have problems with using and understanding VisualLisp, please use the Forums (in the "VisualLisp" topic)

Learning the basic's.
  This lesson will show you the basic's of AutoLisp, and some of the functions.
Open the AutoCAD Help dialog for all the available AutoLisp functions and syntax of their usage.

Please Note:
  You can also use this Vlisp.hlp System (it's part of an old program I bought many years ago to develop AutoLisp programs).
I tried to find & contact the owner's, but can't find them to ask permission to use this help file.
I don't have permission, but you can download this "help file" at your own risk of prosecution.
Download the Help File here (Basic AutoLisp functions are referenced in this help file).

Lesson #01:
A look at basic functions.
  This lesson will show you some of AutoLisp's functions, and what they mean.

2nd Grade:

Lesson #1:
Learning the Drawing2Lisp_Converter dialog Options using the Drawing2Lisp_Converter Help System.
  Help is always available!
Watch this video to see how to access the Built-in Help System.
Learning what the program can do, and how it does the conversion is critical to your success!

Lesson #2:
How to Convert a Detail Drawing into AutoLisp code using Drawing2Lisp_Converter.
  Imagine being able to write fully automated drafting programming and update your current drafting system as fast as you can think!
In this lesson users start converting entities into AutoLisp code.

Lesson #3:
A quick look at the converted output code of Drawing2Lisp_Converter.
  This lesson will show users the code output, how it arranged and what it means!
Here users begin to understand how the programming creates & modifies entities in AutoLisp code.

3rd Grade:

Lesson #4:
Creating data lists to use with the output code.
  Learn how to construct & use "data lists" in the output code.

Lesson #5:
Adding user options to the output code.
  There are many ways to to add user options.
This lesson focuses on making certain the correct user-option is picked every time.

4th Grade:

Lesson #6:
Implementing Data Lists Into the Automation.
  This lesson explains how to use the data-lists created in lesson #4.
Where users place the results, and how it interacts with the output code.

Lesson #7:
Adding Mathematical Formulas to the Code.
  This explains a few math functions, and shows the trigonometry program that's included.
Trigonometry is easy using these functions.

Lesson #8:
Executing Your New Program.
  Lets execute your new output code program.
We also take a closer look at how the output code works!

5th Grade:

Lesson #9:
  This can be the hardest part of the whole programming lesson to understand & learn.
Lets try and make it simple & easy!
At DansMark, There's No Other Way!

Lesson 9a
This lesson shows you what Drawing2Lisp_Conveter & AutoLisp is capable of. (Anything you can imagine!)
Lesson 9b
Explaining How to Create & Organize All Your Programs and Data.

Lesson #10:
Working Towards "The BIG PICTURE".
  What in the world is the "BIG PICTURE?"
Let's try an shed a little light on the subject!

Big Picture Bonus Videos:
1) Basic Stair Project - How to develop a Basic Stair Project (Break it down to individual parts).

Please Note:
  The next examples were converted "all-at-once" using Option #1 of Draw 'T Lisp.
(They are provided to show you that even VERY COMPLEX drawings can be converted easily)
2) Many Drawing Projects - These are many different drawing examples.
     (10 videos, plus the stair below)

3) Stair Project - How to develop a multi-level Steel Stair & Railing Project (Break it down to individual parts).
     (17 videos)

You've Graduated Drawing2Lisp_Converter School Beginner Lessons!

You can now begin developing your Automated Drafting & Design Library!
Because you now have the power of AutoLisp at your finger-tips!
With a little imagination, your drafting-world starts to Automate!

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